There is not ONE THING about this recipe that isn't my FAVORITE. I love coconut. I love chocolate. I love almonds, and most of all, I love coconut oil.
Combine them all into one delicious bite? Well, you can't POSSIBLY top that.
For years, not only have I used coconut oil in every possible recipe, I've made my own coconut oil lotion (recipe to follow at some point), and my girls even have a tub of coconut oil on their nightstand because I REALLY don't want them using paraben-filled lotions and beauty products on their growing bodies. I use coconut oil on my FACE and have been pleased with the results (ahem... #stillgettingcardedatage40). And even little Susie uses it; coconut oil is the base of my homemade baby wipes. Click here for more ways to use coconut oil!
MY FAVORITE coconut oil? Tropical Traditions. They were kind enough to send me a jar of their virgin coconut oil to review, and my honest opinion is that it's wonderful, with a smooth, creamy texture and a delicate coconut fragrance. Having bought every brand at the health food store over the years, I'd have to say it's NOT all the same. I can't speak for the other brands' manufacturing processes, but I DO know that at Tropical Traditions, they use traditional manufacturing methods from generations past, and I like that. Thus at my house it's Tropical Traditions all the way for cooking and consuming.
I love that Tropical Traditions runs specials constantly; I get emails offering buy one, get one free, or free shipping, all the time. You can click here for their current sales and specials, or subscribe to their email list here to stay updated. You can buy coconut oil HERE.If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you. Win, win!
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Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.
First, combine cream cheese, almonds, coconut, and xylitol, and form the mixture into balls.
Drizzle with Skinny Chocolate (recipe here).
Did I tell you these are DELICIOUS? You'll never miss those overly-sweet, waxy, preservative-laden diet busting candy bars from the grocery store again.
Trim Healthy Almond Joy Bites
1/2 cup liquified coconut oil
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
4 T + 4 T xylitol
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1 cup coarsely chopped almonds
Combine coconut oil, cocoa, and 4T xylitol in a small bowl for Skinny Chocolate (see full recipe/instructions here if needed). Leave on the counter to stay in liquid form.
In a mixer bowl, combine cream cheese, coconut, nuts, and remaining 4T xylitol; mix well.
Form cream cheese mixture into tablespoon-sized balls on a sheet of waxed paper or in a muffin tin; freeze for 30 minutes or until slightly hardened.
Remove from freezer and drizzle balls with liquid Skinny Chocolate.
Store in freezer; these are wonderful served cold. Makes approximately 1 1/2 dozen balls.
Where to buy coconut oil? Click HERE.If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.
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Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.
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